Frederick D. Paoletti, Jr.

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law
Frederick D. Paoletti, Jr.
Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Connecticut since: 1982

Education: California Western School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law

3301 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606 Visit website


Frederick D. Paoletti Jr. established the law firm of Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, in 1990. Previously an experienced founding partner in two reputable law firms, Mr. Paoletti has the distinction of having served as a special master for the Connecticut Superior Court. He has also lectured before the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association and sat on the Regional Advisory Board for Housatonic Community College. He is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United States Supreme Court and all state and federal courts in Connecticut. Mr. Paoletti primarily serves the Bridgeport, Connecticut, area.

As a testament to his professional achievements, attorney Paoletti has acquired the high rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell* and is an honored membered of the Million Dollar Advocate Forum. In Mr. Paoletti's practice, he successfully concentrates in several areas of law, including criminal defense, DUI/DWI, personal injury litigation (defense and plaintiff), real estate and family law, estate planning, appeals and business law.

Mr. Paoletti is an active member of several well-known legal associations, including the American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Greater Bridgeport Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Paoletti does not shrink from even the most complicated cases and will actively pursue justice for those who seek his legal assistance. For clients seeking criminal defense representation, the extensive track record and professional accomplishments of Frederick Paoletti clearly offer a distinct advantage.

* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Personal Injury - Defense, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

  • 70% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1982

Professional Webpage:

  • Named in Connecticut Magazine and New England Super Lawyers Magazine as a Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense, 2012 - 2018
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocate Forum
  • AV Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell
Educational Background:
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1979
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Member, Regional Advisory Board For Housatonic Community Technical College
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Greater Bridgeport Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1989
  • Member, Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut, 1982
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1983
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Office location for Frederick D. Paoletti, Jr.

3301 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606

Phone: 203-371-1000


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

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